Food Processing Temperature Sensor

A bimetal bayonet style thermometer with a dial face scale with a range of -18 to 105°C (0 to 220°F) may be used for certain applications in food temperature measurement. The scale must be in 1°C increments. The dial face should be a minimum of about 1 inch in diameter and is usually available in larger sizes. The stem length should be a minimum of 127 mm and may need to be much longer to measure thicker foods. Specific measurement...

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RTD vs Thermocouple

RTD vs. Thermocouple

Selecting The Right Sensor: Imagine that you are an Instrumentation Engineer. You are looking at the prints for a new plant, and you see the many locations marked out for temperature transducers. You ask yourself; What has been specified to fill each space? RTD for their high accuracy and linearity? Or thermocouples because of their lower cost and familiarity? Has anything been specified to fill these spaces? The selection of what type of temperature tranducer to be used affects many other...

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EGT Sensors

Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) Sensors & Pyros

Measure Exhast Gas Temperature (EGT) Exhaust gas temperature is a measure of heat in the cylinder during combustion, and is most commonly measured close to the head. Since all metals melt, deform, or undergo transformation under excessive temperatures for that particular metal, it is easy to have too high of EGT and cause damage to engine/turbo components. Thus a tuner must measure the EGTs and keep them in check or suffer the consequences. High EGTs also contribute to knock. You...

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